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Protect your upholstery with proper cleaning

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Your furniture can be a very significant investment that you probably want to protect and make last as long as possible. Depending on the upholstery, there are things that you can do to help maximize your upholstery life and there are things better left to professionals. Let's take a look at some of these considerations.

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Protect your upholstery with proper cleaning

  1. 1. Protect Your Upholstery WithProper Cleaning
  2. 2. Fabric Considerations• Furniture is not cheap and quality furniture can take a substantial bite out of your checkbook. Butbuying good quality furniture is just the start. After the initial investment has been made, one hasto be sure to maintain their investment through regular upholstery furniture cleaning.Fabric Considerations• All upholstery is not created equally! For those who want to protect their upholstery, a littleinformation specific to the fabric is critical. Depending on your lifestyle, some fabrics may be morepractical than others. In instances where a family has small children, and the spills associated withthem, you would probably want to go with a fabric that is tightly woven. Such fabrics will be able toweather the storm of spills, grime, and daily wear and tear that children will subject the fabric toroutinely. You will also want to apply a stain repellant to the fabric. Stain blocking treatments, whilenot perfect, add a significant level of protection that will increase the life of your upholstery.• On the other hand, for child-free environments, stain or brocade make excellent choices. These canalso last a significant amount of time and look great with proper care.
  3. 3. Everyday Care• Caring for your upholstery on a regular basis is not agiant chore, the key, however, is consistency. If youwant your upholstery to last, you simply need toperform a few simple chores consistently. The mostobvious is to clean up spills as soon as they happen.Then you need to get into a weekly habit of using avacuum or a brush to clean your upholstery thuspreventing dust from building up in the fibers of yourfurnitures fabric. While you are doing this, take theopportunity to turn your cushions so that they will getan even amount of wear over the course of time.
  4. 4. Professional Maintenance• If you have chosen your fabric wisely and are doing your part tomaintain your furniture, the next step is an annual professionalupholstery cleaning. Sure it costs a few dollars, but it is well worth itin terms of ensuring that the job is performed correctly based onthe fabric being cleaned. The fabric on your furniture is codedbased on its material and the acceptable cleaning products thatshould be used on it. These codes, W, S, WS, and X are veryimportant and, if not understood, could lead to permanent damage.• Under no circumstances would a reputable upholstery cleaningcompany ever recommend that someone with microfiber or leatherfurniture attempt their own cleaning. the risk is just too great.Always use a professional for these fabrics!
  5. 5. What To Expect From A ProfessionalFurniture Cleaner• When you hire a professional to come clean yourupholstery, you can, firstly, expect that they will take totime to carefully examine the furniture for existingdamage or stains. Once done and any issue have beenidentified and shown to the customer, the technicianwill most likely remove and dust by vacuuming thefabric. After that, the technician will begin treating anystains that might exist. Then the actual cleaningprocess will be performed. Once completed, thetechnician should allow you to do a thoroughinspection prior to leaving.
  6. 6. • Let the professionals at MJ Home Services beyour upholstery cleaner in Baltimore and thesurrounding areas. We have many yearsexperience in cleaning all types of fabrics. Yourfurniture is in good hands when you choose usthe next time you need your upholsterycleaned.

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